Mets 2009 Games

Mets Game 162: Win Over Astros

Mets 4 Astros 0 Finally, it’s over. The worst Mets season since Art Howe “lit up a room” has come to a close — and the team finished with a bang. The Mets swept the ‘stros behind the spectacular pitching of Nelson Figueroa, who pitched the best game

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Mets Game 161: Win Over Astros

Mets 5 Astros 1 Only one more to go. The suddenly inspired Mets took another one from the ‘stros in front of the hometown crowd, despite missing cavalry members Carlos Beltran and David Wright from the lineup. Pat Misch was impressive once again, allowing one run on five hits in five frames. The offense took […]

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Mets Game 160: Win Over Astros

Mets 7 Astros 1 A chance to go out with a bang. After getting swept four times in their seven September series, the Mets won the opener of their final series of the season — guaranteeing, at least, they won’t go oh-fer-October. John Maine was brilliant, pitching perhaps his best game all season. Maine went […]

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Mets Game 159: Loss to Nationals

Nationals 7 Mets 4 The season cannot end soon enough. The Mets had a two-zip lead early, the Nats fought back with a run, the Met answered with an insurance run, the Nats got another run, and the Mets answered yet again with an insurance run. So in the bottom of the ninth, Francisco Rodriguez […]

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Mets Game 158: Loss to Nationals

Nationals 4 Mets 3 With their 91st loss, the Mets may have sunk to a position lower than their opponent. The Nationals may be twelve games worse overall, but right now, the teams are all too similar — and the Nats may be slightly better. Mike Pelfrey pitched a strong seven innings, allowing only three […]

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Mets Game 157: Loss to Nationals

Nationals 2 Mets 1 The Mets lose their 90th game of the season, to a team who has already hurdled triple digits in losses. In addition, rookie stringbean Ross Detwiler earned his first MLB win — in his lucky 13th start. The 6’5″, 180-lb. Detwiler scattered seven hits in six innings and disappeared at one […]

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Mets Game 156: Win Over Marlins

Mets 4 Marlins 0 Payback’s a beach … It wasn’t quite as dramatic as the Marlins’ extinguishing of the Mets’ playoff chances at the end of the 2007 and 2008 seasons, but this game more or less put the kibosh on Florida’s shot at the Wild Card. Patrick Misch used magic, voodoo, smoke, and mirrors […]

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Mets Game 155: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 9 Mets 6 A ninth-inning rally closed the gap, but the game really wasn’t that close. John Maine was OK through the first four frames, then the wheels came off in the fifth. By the time he exited, his line was: 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 3 K. We’ll just […]

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Game 154: Win Over Marlins

Mets 6 Marlins 5 If this were 1960, the season would be over — and the Mets would have finished on a high note. Instead, we have eight more games to muddle through, and can only hope our favorite team can keep the excitement quotient at this level. Through the first four frames, it looked […]

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Mets Game 153: Loss to Braves

Braves 5 Mets 2 Hope springs eternal. Except in Flushing, in September, 2009. Unless you’re a Braves fan. The Mets helped keep the Braves impossible Wild Card hopes alive by rolling over early. I have to admit hope drained from my spirit immediately after Atlanta scored their fourth run, in the third frame. Yet I […]

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Mets Game 152: Loss to Braves

Braves 3 Mets 1 The Mets were down by only a run for most of this game — in fact they were winning for a few minutes — but there was never a point where I felt, “hey, they have a chance to win”. I simply sat in front of the TV and waited for […]

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Mets Game 151: Loss to Braves

Braves 11 Mets 3 Thank goodness this game was played on the same night as the premiere of House MD. And thanks to Patrick Misch for allowing the score to get out of hand with minutes to spare before the 8 PM start time for House. Unfortunately, the first episode of House MD was nearly […]

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Mets Game 150: Win Over Nationals

Mets 6 Nationals 2 NO ONE sweeps the Mets in THEIR HOUSE! Those bad-boy gangstas from Flushing weren’t about to let some chumps from DC put them on blast … John Maine won his first game since Custer’s Last Stand and the Mets offense exploded for four runs in the first three innings to hand […]

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Mets Game 149: Nationals

Mets 3 Nationals 2 Some days you have it, some days you don’t. On this particular afternoon, Tim Redding had it — he brought his “A” game. Spotting his sinker at the knees, on both corners of the plate, and mixing in a sharp slider and occasionally well-behaving curveball, Redding stymied the Nats bats through […]

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Mets Game 148: Loss to Nationals

Nationals 6 Mets 5 Nationals closer Mike MacDougal did everything in his power to give the Mets an exciting, come-from-behind victory in the ninth inning, but eventually stumbled into his 16th save in Inspector Clouseau style. Mike Pelfrey pitched seven innings, which was a positive. He allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and […]

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